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Climate change to disrupt poor agricultural communities: experts

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Climate change is threatening the food security of Pakistan indirectly by affecting the agriculture output environmentalists said. Experts have also said that climate change will disrupt the poor agricultural communities. “Awareness about the effects of climate change are extremely important for the farming community of Pakistan”, said Muhammad Saleem Shaikh Deputy Director Ministry of Climate […]…Read More

Microsoft committed to tap underserved communities for technology uplifting

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Microsoft Pakistan organized a media briefing aiming at unwrapping their campaign Upgrade Your World’ that focuses on optimum utilization of Microsoft products to underserved community of Pakistan in order to paddle those communities to mainstream technology consumers for a bigger socio-economic technology driven change. The campaign is run in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the start station is Bahawalpur. Senior…Read More

Microsoft committed to tap underserved communities for technology uplifting

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Microsoft Pakistan organized a media briefing aiming at unwrapping their campaign Upgrade Your World’ that focuses on optimum utilization of Microsoft products to underserved community of Pakistan in order to paddle those communities to mainstream technology consumers for a bigger socio-economic technology driven change. The campaign is run in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the start station is Bahawalpur. Senior Technology…Read More

Aquatic macro-invertebrate communities as biomonitors of water quality

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article image Water is considered one of the most indispensable resources and is the elixir of life for human beings other organisms of the environment and maintaining the balance of nature. Availability of safe drinking water is a worldwide problem especially in Pakistan where about 44 per cent of the population without access to clean water, while in rural areas 90 per cent of the population lacks such access. According to Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), about 200,000…Read More

Depletion of forests to spell disaster for communities

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article image "Around 1.6 billion people around the world are directly dependent on forests for livelihoods. Forests are also the biggest sinks of carbon dioxide and play a major role in decreasing air pollution," said Ali Murtaza Dharejo, an environmentalist and author. He also highlighted the economic repercussions of environmental degradation, stating that it is causing losses of around one billion rupees per day. "On average, a single tree is home to about one hundred organisms…Read More

Suparco conducts training on safe communities thru RS, GIS

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: SUPARCO in collaboration with UNESCO has organized an international training and workshop on "Safe, connected communities against floods through Remote Sensing and GIS Tools" in Islamabad. Purpose of the event was to focus on increased reliance on application of satellite remote sensing and GIS technologies for early warning of hazards as floods and others. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, and Development Reform, inaugurated the event. In his…Read More